The topic of this document is the inspection of cruise control, especially cooperative adaptive cruise control platooning algorithms if the communication link has varying quality of service parameters. The document contains the summary of the research activity, which overtook the inspection, the description of the simulation environment, the examined industrial projects related to the platooning applications, the advanteges of the platooning applications, the implementation of the cooperative platooning algorithms and the analysis of the algorithms.
The cooperative platooning term refers to a set of vehicles, where the corresponding vehicles drive in one line, following eachother. We assume, that the control of the first car in the row is solved, eighter with a professional driver or with an autonomous car. The steering of every other, so-called following vehicles are considered to be solved in terms of this paper. These control properties are modelled by the SUMO microscopic traffic simulator. The lateral control -i.e. the acceleration or deceleration- of the platoon member following vehicles is determined by the control algorithms which are implemented in the SUMO simulator. The inspection presented in this document pays a significant attention on the cooperative cruise control algorithms. These algorithms use informations about the state of the other platoon member vehicles. The informations regarding to the vehicles states is changed through communicational channels, therefore if the communicational link gets injured, we can assume that the algorithms will not work perfectly, the results and the control gains will result a suboptimal operation. The topic of this document is the explanation, the inspection and the detailed analysis on different control algorithms of this assumption.